Ford Moves Into the Electric Ford Truck Market
Ford has been making some very exciting changes with their range of electric trucks. These changes have been a big part of their strategy to get people thinking about purchasing an electric vehicle. One of the main benefits of this type of vehicle is that you can recharge it at your home with a simple plug into a nearby wall socket. This is a great way to go green and also save some money while doing it!
If you’re a fan of the Ford Ranger, you may be wondering if there’s a future for it in the electric pickup truck market. Considering the current strong market for compact trucks, it’s no surprise to see Ford making strides in the electrification industry.
As it turns out, there is a future for the Ford Ranger as an electric pickup truck. But it won’t be in 2024. Instead, the company plans to start production of the new model in August 2029. That’s almost two years later than the next-gen gas-powered Ranger will debut.
The Ranger’s next-generation model will feature a new EV platform. This will allow for more power and greater range. In addition, it will be built on a completely revamped chassis. According to chief engineer Ali Jammoul, this means that the Ranger can be “future-proofed” for other propulsion technologies.
Ford F-150 Lightning is the first gas-free F-Series from Ford. It comes with a full suite of intelligent features that will improve your driving experience. With four drive modes, you can choose the one that best suits your needs.
The truck features a battery pack that can be charged from 15 percent to 80 percent in 44 minutes. In the extended-range model, the battery will increase the driving range to 320 miles. Alternatively, the base model can go from zero to 60 mph in five seconds.
With two electric motors, the pickup can produce 775 lb-ft of torque. This makes it a powerful tow vehicle. There are also four 120-volt household outlets and two USB ports.
When you’re traveling with your family, you can power your home from your truck. A 14.1 cubic foot frunk will hold your luggage. XLT trims include fixed side steps and power-retractable ones.
EV charging stations
Ford is launching a new charging hardware product called the Connected Charge Station. This product is a 48-amp charging unit that will add 32 miles of range per hour. It also includes cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The Connected Charge Station was designed to give customers peace of mind. They can schedule a time and place for a professional electrician to come install the charger.
For drivers who have longer commutes, this is a great option. Plus, it is fully capable of powering your vehicle overnight. You can also schedule it to start when you wake up. If you’re an electric truck fan, this will be a huge help.
While Ford’s Connected Charge Station will not replace a traditional home garage charger, it is a fantastic option. Whether you’re commuting for hours or traveling for business, this station can keep your vehicle running for the long haul.
Ford’s new F-150 electric truck is expected to be available in 2020. It will look and feel like a Ford F-150, and have all the benefits of an electric powertrain.
The new Ford pickup will have two electric motors, one at each axle, and a humongous battery. According to a recent Ford press release, the vehicle will have a “tow rating of around 12,000 pounds.” Compared to gas-powered versions, the F-150 EV should be able to haul serious loads.
The Ford F-150 is among the best selling full-size trucks in the US. In fact, it’s been in the top 10 for 35 years. Electrification has been a priority for Ford, and it has been working on the development of an EV for a number of years.
Ford has finally revealed the battery range of the F-150 Lightning electric pickup. It will offer two lithium-ion batteries, each rated at 98 kilowatt-hours.
The standard battery pack is able to travel 370 km between charges. If the truck is equipped with the optional extended range battery, it will extend the range to 480 km. In addition, the Ford Mobile Power Cord charger will add another 13 miles to the battery’s total range.
The battery is a large lithium-ion unit that weighs 1,800 pounds. It is able to provide 563 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque.
The standard and extended battery packs will be available in the Ford Fusion and F-150 Lightning. Currently, the Fusion offers a 98.0 kWh battery, while the Pro model comes with a 131 kWh battery.